IttinaGroup.com / A big cheater
I have already written a couple of blogs/reviews on Ittina Builders in past almost a year back. In short, they are big cheaters. They had launched lot of projects and cheated the customers in each (in detail below). Then they kept a low profile for some time and now again coming up with new projects and new type of ads in newspapers. I noticed these ads and it prompted me to write a new review on them.
The only thing Ittina people care about is MONEY. Like one cannot and should not try to befriend or chat with a deadly predator, one also should stay away from Ittina. And I mean completely stay away. Don't even think about talking to them, let alone giving then any booking amount.
Now coming to how they cheat you. They have a office in Koramangala. The first floor is dedicated to marketing & sales. Beautiful girls on the reception. Nice and sweet talking sale people in cubicles. If you are a new customer, you are given a royal treatment. They will try all the tricks on you to give a good impression of a project and then will offer you an irresistible price of a property telling that its previous booking has just been canceled. There are 99% chances that you, if seriously looking for a property, will not want to let go that opportunity. So you give them a booking amount. You are given the assurance that it will be refunded if you cancel the booking. Believe me, any money given to Ittina is like meat stuck in jaws of a lion. One should forget about getting it back. They will make you wait for hours and run for years but won't refund any money. Only incoming and no outgoing - it seems is their motto.
My personal experience - I gave them a booking amount of Rs 25000 with a written guarantee from them that it will be refunded to me (within a week) if I cancel it within two days of booking which I did. But it took a number (in 3 digits) of run to their office, arguments and fights, and more than a year to get that money back. Most people will give up.
In case you continue with booking and register the property, rest assured that you will get the worst quality property and worst post sale service possible in this world. Don't go with my word. I suggest you find people in you network who own a Ittina property (and they don't have to settle any score with you). They will tell you more about Ittina. Or google Ittina reviews and look for Ittina customer community/groups on Yahoo and Google. It won't take long (if the internet speed is good) to get the reality about Ittina people.
Basically Ittina customers can be called poor victims. You can see this yourself. Where? Here comes the second part of this review, and second floor of the Ittina office in Koramangala. This floor has the complaints and settlement department who are shameless fellows. It's so separated from the first floor (marketing & sales) that even if there are many people arguing over settlements, no body (new customers) can get even hint of it. They won't allow these old customers (victims) to go to first floor. So if you vist Ittina office, use the lift (and not stairs) to go to third floor too and just notice the queue of people with crying faces, waiting to be heard. I bet, once you understand the situation there, you will run away from Ittina office and will never even look at their ads in newspaper. Ittina people give lots and lots of fancy and beautiful ads. Remember their two full pages ads in Times Property newspaper? Actually they are establishing a second business related to IT and animation, for which I think they are arranging funds from this real estate cheating business.
With the rise if IT business, salary of IT people and number of IT people, there too is an exponential rise in cheaters. Ittina sure is one of them. Another such company is Amway. Just that there way of cheating is different. But where Ittina can only cheat your money, Amway people cheat you with money and career. More about Amway in separate review, because it will take 2-3 pages to explain their complete cheat cycle and mechanism (personal experience again). But in one line - however attractive they may sound, stay clear of them (Amway/Ittina). A one-time NO to your girlfriend/friend/relative/stranger (in case of Amway) will save you a lot of your hard earned money, time and career.